3100 Hawthorne Drive
Dover, DE 19901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Major George S. Welch Elementary School serves 227 students in grades 1-5.
Major George S. Welch Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Major George S. Welch Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Major George S. Welch Elementary School's student population of 227 students has declined by 36% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
227 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Calendar

View the Major George S. Welch Elementary School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Memorial Day Schools Closed (District Office Closed)
May 30, 2022 (Monday)
First Day of Summer School
June 21, 2022 (Tuesday)
Last Day of Summer School
July 21, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Major George S. Welch Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 204 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Major George S. Welch Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#10 out of 204 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
18%
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Black
12%
30%
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White
63%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
16%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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This a school were teachers are telling kindergartners to figure out their own bully problems, where teachers ignore a certain group of kids and let it be known that they have favorites.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Students: 227 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Btm 50%)

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